Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop

Volume 1: Farming, Economics and Biofuel

  • Nicolas Carels
  • Mulpuri Sujatha
  • Bir Bahadur

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Worldwide Importance of Jatropha

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicolas Carels
      Pages 3-12
    3. Sunil Kumar, Alok Chaube, Shashi Kumar Jain
      Pages 13-30
    4. Bruno Galvêas Laviola, Alexandre Alonso Alves, Rodrigo Barros Rocha, Marcos Antônio Drumond
      Pages 71-94
  3. Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Joaquim Albenísio Gomes Silveira, Evandro Nascimento Silva, Sérgio Luiz Ferreira-Silva, Ricardo Almeida Viégas
      Pages 125-152
  4. Farming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. K. R. Karanam, J. K. Bhavanasi
      Pages 165-174
    3. K. Anitha, K. S. Varaprasad
      Pages 175-218
    4. José Carlos Fialho de Resende, Nívio Poubel Gonçalves, Mário Sérgio Carvalho Dias, Carlos Juliano Brant Albuquerque, Danielle de Lourdes Batista Morais
      Pages 219-237
    5. José Carlos Fialho de Resende, José Tadeu Alves da Silva, Fúlvio Rodriguez Simão, Rodrigo Meirelles de Azevedo Pimentel, Danielle de Lourdes Batista Morais
      Pages 239-261
    6. Supattra Charoenpakdee, Saisamorn Lumyong, Bernard Dell
      Pages 263-279
    7. Ibrahima Diédhiou, Papa Madiallacké Diédhiou, Khadidiatou Ndir, Roger Bayala, Bassiaka Ouattara, Banna Mbaye et al.
      Pages 281-295
  5. Byproducts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Siddhartha Proteem Saikia, Animesh Gogoi, Kalpataru Dutta Mudoi, Adrita Goswami, Debashish Bora
      Pages 299-310
    3. Jorge Martinez Herrera, Cristian Jimenez Martinez, Norma Guemes Vera
      Pages 333-341
    4. Arup Ghosh, Jitendra Chikara, D. R. Chaudhary
      Pages 355-368
    5. Sujatha Samala, Ciddi Veeresham
      Pages 403-426
    6. Asha A. Juwarkar, S. K. Yadav, G. P. Kumar
      Pages 427-439
    7. G. Raja Krishna Kumar, V. A. Bapat, T. Sudhakar Johnson
      Pages 441-460
  6. Biofuel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. P. P. Chakrabarti, R. B. N. Prasad
      Pages 463-490
    3. Rosenira Serpa da Cruz, Ivon Pinheiro Lôbo, José Faustino Souza de Carvalho Filho, Rafael Costa Amaral, Felipe Oliveira Souza
      Pages 509-535
    4. N. R. Banapurmath, V. S. Yaliwal, Y. H. Basavarajappa, S. S. Hiremath, S. V. Khandal, R. S. Hosmath et al.
      Pages 557-569
    5. Sébastien Bonnet, Shabbir H. Gheewala
      Pages 571-582
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 583-599

About this book


Jatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop, Volume 1 reports on the state of the art of scientific investigations on the new crop Jatropha curcas made during the past decade. The progresses obtained on the knowledge of this abstemious, semi-wild species are already impressive and were mainly achieved in just a decade (2001- 2011). This knowledge extends from basic Jatropha physiology and biological reproduction to the basic agronomic practices and systems for its productive management, but also the complete set of biotechnological tools, such as in vitro culture, genetic transformation, genomic sequence, genetic map, and markers assisted selection that are necessary for its selective breeding. These scientific and technological achievements paved the way for the future technological management and domestication of Jatropha as an industrial oilseed crop able to contribute to the feeding of the transport system.

The two book series on Jatropha is the first comprehensive compilation by global experts. It is an essential text in view of the importance that Jatropha demonstrated worldwide by its large scale cultivation and emerging value for energy business as a biofuel. This first volume is presented in five units comprising 30 chapters covering the main aspects of the worldwide economic importance of Jatropha as well as its physiology, farming, oil processing, by-products, biodiesel, and biofuel combustion. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive picture on the whole productive chain of Jatropha and helps the reader to make a mental representation concerning the potential of Jatropha as a crop.


Biofuels Industrial Crops Jatropha

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicolas Carels
    • 1
  • Mulpuri Sujatha
    • 2
  • Bir Bahadur
    • 3
  1. 1., Dept. of Functional Genomics and BiologyFiocruz/IOCManguinhosBrazil
  2. 2.Crop Improvement Section, Principal ScientistDirectorate of Oilseeds ResearchHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Department of BotanyUniversity of WarangalWarangalIndia

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